Heyworth mobile home park's water said to be contaminated with E. coli

HEYWORTH, Il - The state's Environmental Protection Agency asked Attorney General Lisa Madigan to step in and force a mobile home park outside Heyworth to clean up its water supply. There are thirty homes in the Country Lane Mobile Park and people who live there are seeking answers.

 

After E .Coli was found in the water supply at the homes, the McLean County Health Department stepped up for its residents.

 

“We worked with County Administration and County Emergency Services to secure water and that came from the Salvation Army, they donated cases of water that we took to the sight,” said Lisa Slater of the Health Department.

 

The IEPA first became concerned about bacterial contamination in the water supply after taking routine samples in May and again in June. Residents WMBD spoke with say the owner of the park, John Theobald, didn't supply them with any resources after crews found E. Coli. They say they had to turn to the Health Department for basic needs.

 

“The water was going to be used for bathing purposes for preparing food, brushing teeth, basically any reason you need to turn your water fountain on or faucet in your home,” Slater added.

 

We reached out to owner John Theobald who said, “We have been working with the EPA all summer long. Our well has never tested positive for E. Coli, it was one of our trailers.”

 

 

The Health Department will return if needed.


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